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Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch: Week 2

Updated: Mar 31

Well, this week was a bit of a reality check! Temperatures plummeted, and cold winds picked up for much of the week. This, understandably, resulted in a more realistic count total for March. The best day of the week was 3/26 with 61 birds. Another Northern Goshawk was a treat, circling over the summit for a couple of minutes. A Peregrine Falcon brightened up an otherwise slow day on 3/25. We had one good day of non-raptor migration with Common Grackles and Canada Geese on the move. First-of-years included Tree Swallow and Great Blue Heron.

Week 2 Totals (current week - total to date - 2021 total)

BLACK VULTURE 0-0-2

TURKEY VULTURE 64-179-603

OSPREY 0-0-390

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE 0-0-0

MISSISSIPPI KITE 0-0-0

BALD EAGLE 16-60-127

NORTHERN HARRIER 6-15-91

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK 14-30-736

COOPER’S HAWK 5-17-100

NORTHERN GOSHAWK 1-2-4

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK 20–94-129

BROAD-WINGED HAWK 0-0-1962

SWAINSON’S HAWK 0-0-0

RED-TAILED HAWK 22-100-180

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 0-0-0

GOLDEN EAGLE 0-0-0

AMERICAN KESTREL 4-10-334

MERLIN 0-4–71

PEREGRINE FALCON 1-3-13

UNIDENTIFIED RAPTOR 0-3-75

TOTAL 153-517-4817

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